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Money or a treat? The perfect Christmas gift for my hard-working team

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Yes, it is Christmas time again and as usual I am thinking of gift ideas for family and friends. This year, all my team members have been amazing, particularly my video team. I had a record number of video productions since we started Ameyaw TV almost four years ago.

A lot of these videos have been event coverages, promotional campaigns, interviews, and our regular contents which this year grew to include formats such as ‘Ameyaw Can Cook’.  Our clientele base grew, and thanks to my team, we met the various demands and expectations. We worked with clients like Rex Originals link building services, for some amazing, sponsored articles throughout the year.

If you follow us on social media, you will know it’s been a fun year for the team as well, with lots of shared experiences around food, travel and more. But for Christmas, I am looking for the cherry on top.  Last year we did hampers for the team and a little karaoke drink up party at work. This year I want it to be a little different so here are my options

That’s because choosing what bonus you will give your staff, if any, will come down to individual factors such as your current and predicted profit margins, the individual tasks that your staff perform, your specific industry and even the way your office operates.

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Cash bonus

Due to factors such as uncertain economy and rising cost of living, offering a straightforward cash bonus may be preferred by staff but is the most reasonable option for a small business such as Ameyaw Debrah Media? Well, I have the following options to look at if I want to go that way…

  1. The flat rate

With a flat rate bonus, all staff receive the exact same bonus amount. Depending on your setup, this option is often a great way to ‘level the field’ and to ensure staff see this bonus as a gift, rather than being tied to performance or seniority.

If I choose this option, I must be ready to understand that whatever amount I choose will be setting a precedent for years to come!

  1. The salary percentage

Many small businesses find that by offering a bonus of 1.5 percent of the annual wage, this affords their staff an additional one- or two-weeks extra pay for the holidays. This amount might not buy them a trip to Aqua Safari, but most staff respond very well to this option.

Gift, perks or party bonuses

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While cash bonuses are usually very well received by employees, they can often cause too much strain on the company cash flow. Many small business owners choose to offer non-cash bonuses or extra employee perks instead. Imagine a certificate to enjoy foot care for seniors within your staff or their families.

For physical gifts, things like gift certificates for local restaurants or an Xmas Hamper work well. But I’ve done that before!

Another option that is gaining popularity, offers staff additional employee perks around the holidays. Something as simple as allowing staff to finish a couple of hours early in the week leading up to Christmas or offering an extra day or two off over the Christmas period is a great crowd-pleaser and requires no additional budget. But I feel my team will not appreciate this much because our working schedules are already very flexible.

A little pampering

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Well as a sign of telling the team they have worked hard all year round; a little pampering won’t be bad at all. Maybe a stay at Peduase Valley Resort with the full complement of food, spa treatment, music and more won’t be bad looking at our relationship with the resort this year. Having a calm swim in their majestic pool, which uses the best odor control chemicals to ensure cleanliness and safety, would be simply good for my team members.

 

Well I am certainly spoilt with options and I know I will come up with the best treat for the team, that would be within my means.

 

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